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Google Drive users alert! These kind of photos and videos violate Google's policies

Users store a lot of their personal information in Google Drive. But before doing this, know what things should not be stored on Google Drive, which is against the company's rules. In this case, the company has clarified its policy of prohibiting the distribution of malware, copyright, and pornographic material.

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Google has announced a new policy for its cloud storage service, Drive. The company has been working hard to reduce the number of restricted files violating the company’s policies. Google explained in the new blog post that it would actively work towards identifying the files hosted on its platform, which are breaching the company’s terms of services and abuse program policies. Also Read - Deleted important WhatsApp chats accidentally? Here’s how to recover them

Users store a lot of their personal information in Google Drive. But before doing this, know what things should not be stored on Google Drive, which is against the company’s rules. The company has clarified its policy of prohibiting the distribution of malware, copyright, and pornographic material. Also Read - Google is currently testing a new feature for Google Drive to make it easier to search for files

Concerned by the proliferation of illegal software licenses, movies, games, and pornographic materials, Google said it is taking it very seriously. The company has warned that strict action will be taken if any material is against its policies. These files will be restricted automatically and will no longer be shared with other people. Additionally, access to these files will be withdrawn from everyone but the owner. Also Read - Google Chrome lets you check leaked passwords and fix them with this simple tool

As per previous reports, illegal software licenses, movies, games, and pornographic materials are being kept and shared indiscriminately by people on the Internet. Such content has also been put on Google Search, and some people using Google Drive have made public links to such content in their accounts.

“The owner of the item in Google Drive will receive an email notifying them of the action taken and alerting them of how to request a review of the restriction if they think it is a mistake. For items in shared drives, the shared drive manager will receive the notification,” Google said in a blog post.

How to request a review of a violation

  1. First of all, open the file
  2. Click on Share
  3. Tap on request a review
  4. Your file will be sent for the review

There are several behaviors listed by Google that come under the violation policies. These include:

  1. Spam, malware, and phishing
  2. Violence
  3. Hate speech
  4. Terrorist content
  5. Harassment, bullying, and threats
  6. Sexually explicit material
  7. Child exploitation
  8. Impersonation
  9. Personal and confidential information
  10. Illegal activities
  11. Public streaming
  12. Copyright infringement
  13. Content use and submission
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  • Published Date: December 16, 2021 12:47 PM IST



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